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Dementia cases ‘set to triple by 2050’

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Global dementia cases will TRIPLE to 150million by 2050 unless people adopt healthier lifestyles and education improves, major study warns153million set to be living with dementia by 2050 compared to current 57millio...

Female heart patients suffer worse dementia symptoms than men

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Female heart patients suffer worse dementia symptoms than men, new study suggestsThe scientists, from the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, analysed 1,857 volunteers Seventy-nine per cent of them had at a cardiovascular cond...

Fears grow for missing dementia sufferer, 67

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Fears grow for 'vulnerable woman, 67, who suffers from dementia and was last seen at central London Tube stationBarbara Thaxton, 67, left her home in Hackney, east London at 5.35pm, Monday She was last seen on CCTV f...

Should I take the early test for dementia? 

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A problem shared by mother-of-four and GP Clare Bailey: Should I take the early test for dementia?Anonymous woman, from the UK, is considering testing for Alzheimer’s disease Explained her mother, who is in her 70s, ...

Four small glasses of wine a week could raise risk of dementia

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Drinking just four small glasses of wine a week can raise the risk of developing dementia, new study suggestsResearchers analysed more than 15,000 people aged 50 and over for two years  UK study linked 'risky-level' ...

Dr MARTIN SCURR: Can taking HRT help prevent dementia?

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Can taking HRT help prevent dementia? Dr MARTIN SCURR answers your health questions Do you think HRT has a role in treating dementia?  It may be a daft question, but as it's so helpful in sorting out menopausal probl...

Scientists suggest Alzheimer’s jab can reverse dementia in mice 

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Can a vaccine beat Alzheimer's? New research gives hope to patients as scientists suggest jab can reverse dementia in miceScientists are 'hugely excited' about a vaccine that may reverse dementia Researchers at the U...

Boy, five, diagnosed with childhood dementia

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Family of boy, 5, who lost the ability to walk without support in just 8 months after being diagnosed with childhood dementia are desperate to make memories while he still has his sightIsaac Tilley, five, from UK, wa...

How vaccines for shingles and flu could beat stroke and even dementia

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Wonderjabs! How vaccines for shingles and flu could beat stroke and even dementia, too Vaccines are one of medicine’s most powerful weapons against the spread of infectious diseases— but could their protection extend...

Dementia tests have plummeted by a THIRD during Covid pandemic

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Dementia tests have plummeted by a THIRD during Covid pandemic as experts say lack of face-to-face GP appointments is partly to blameDementia assessments have been cut by a third during the Covid-19 pandemic Those wo...

Do brains of London’s cabbies hold the key in fight against dementia?

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Do brains of London's cabbies hold the key in fight against dementia? Scientists hope study of black taxi drivers’ memory for maps will make it easier to detect Alzheimer’sMRI scans are being taken of London Black Ca...

‘Brain MOT’ could help spot those most at risk of developing dementia

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Mid-life 'brain MOT' could help spot those most at risk of developing dementia, claims top researcherPatients should be offered check-ups from age 40, says Prof Bart De Strooper It would be the same way we are invite...

Helmet that zaps brain with infrared light ‘could help cure dementia’

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The brain-zapping helmet that could help to cure dementia: Scientists say device which shines light directly into the brain could be a 'game-changer'Researchers in Durham developed helmet that shines light directly i...

High blood pressure in your 30s raises risk of dementia by 60%

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Having high blood pressure in your 30s raises your risk of developing dementia by 60%, study warnsStudy of Brits found high blood pressure in 30s and 40s increases dementia risk  The earlier in life you got high bloo...

Getting flu jab for six years in a row cuts risk of dementia by 14%

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Getting flu jab for six years in a row cuts risk of developing dementia by 14%, new study suggestsScientists believe annual jabs gradually strengthen the ageing immune system UK faces an epidemic of Alzheimer's and d...

Menopausal women on HRT ‘do NOT face higher risk of dementia’

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Menopausal women taking HRT to relieve their hot flushes and mood swings do NOT face a higher risk of dementia, major study claimsDrugs given to menopausal women do not increase risk of developing dementia A study fo...

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